Gado Nasko

Umaru Mohammed Adekunle Lawal Niger State
Muhammad Gado Nasko
Governor of Sokoto State
In office
July 1978 – October 1979
Preceded byColonel Umaru Mohammed
Succeeded byShehu Kangiwa
Minister FCT Abuja
In office
Preceded byHamza Abdullahi
Succeeded byJeremiah Timbut Useni
Personal details
Nasko, Magama LGA, Niger State

Major General Muhammad Gado Nasko (born 1941) was the military governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria between 1978–1979.[1]

Early life

Nasko retired from the army in 1993 after Abacha took over from Sonekan. He was at the time a Major general and retired to his village Home in Nasko Niger state quietly to his new life as a farmer and community leader. he was decorated by president Olusegun Obasanjo with the national honour award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and recognised as one of the most respected states men in Nigeria. Former Gado Nasko Barracks, now Lungi Barracks, in the nation's capital Abuja, was named for him. He is married to two wives Fatima and Rakiya with 9 children namely: Umar, Hamza, Ibrahim, Abdulazeez, Abubakar, Aminu, Fatima, Zainab, and Maryam.



  1. ^ "Sokoto State's measure to control preachers," British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 1979